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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1125904



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Fenland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wisbech

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 31-Oct-1983

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 48198

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Built as a theatre in 1793. Local brown brick; hipped slate roof. Modern C20 lean-to linking theatre building to north- east boundary wall. Two storeys with basement. Gable facing south-east has one large eight-paned window and stage door entrance with boarded door approached by steps. Basement door boarded, in segmental brick arch. Metal plates survive indicating positions of scenery. C18 boundary wall has a stone plaque facing passageway saying it replaces an earlier wall to the Castle. Wisbech Society Annual Report, 1950. Gardiner, History of Wisbech, p.285, 1898. Watson, History of Wisbech, p.350, 1827. Craddock & Walker, History of Wisbech, p.429, 1849.

Listing NGR: TF4611209550

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Gardiner, F J, History of Wisbech and Neighbourhood, (1898), 285
Walker, N, Craddock, T , The History of Wisbech and the Fens, (1849), 429
Watson, W, An Historical Account of the Ancient Town and Port of Wisbech, (1827), 350
'Wisbech Society Annual Report' in Wisbech Society Annual Report, (1950)

National Grid Reference: TF 46102 09542


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